Tupac“s famously protective mother Afeni Shakur agrees with the rest of the planet — the rapper”s resurrection at Coachella this weekend … in the form of an incredibly lifelike hologram … was mind-blowingly awesome.
A rep for Afeni tells our sources, she was absolutely positively THRILLED with Tupac”s virtual performance — when he appeared alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg during the headlining show at Coachella last night … walking back and forth across the stage like he was actually present.
Afeni didn”t attend the performance — but we”re told she watched it unfold live on the Internet … but while it was thrilling, the entire experience was bittersweet.
The rep says Dr. Dre asked Afeni for approval to incorporate Pac into his performance — and she said yes. As a thank you, we”re told Dre made a donation to the rapper”s charity … The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.
our sources also spoke with Dre”s crewmate Daz Dillinger — who tells us, Nate Dogg was originally supposed to appear as a hologram as well, but the decision was made at the last minute not to use him. Nate got a video tribute instead.